Rotary Ojai West Meeting – Aug 12 – 2014—Rob Long presiding
Pledge: Austin Cline Invocation: Donna Jones
Scribe: Linda Taylor
Thanks to set-up crew: Mike, Tony Scott (who had to leave to go to work)
Happy Birthday to Steve Frank
Announcements: About a dozen people are needed each night for the Band Concerts. Only 2 concerts left this summer, tomorrow night and next week.
Aug. 6 – Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob Denne, Richard McArthur, Stephanie Midgette, Fr. Jeff, Linda Taylor, Linda Burr
Aug 20 – Last concert of 2014 season
District Conference is in Monterrey – Oct 3, 4 & 5—sign up on the District 5240 website
End Polio Now – Epic Challenge – see the District website
RCOW Board Meeting – Thursday, 8-28 – 7am @ Eggs n Potatoes
Speaker next week: Steve Wickstrum – Casitas Water District – The Drought
Announcements: Bill Shouse announced the arrival today of Antonia Sitz from Austria, our exchange student. She is being hosted at the beginning of her stay (3 homes total, hopefully) by Leigh and Carl Hyndman, who have hosted several Rotary Exchange Students. Antonia is 16, younger than most exchange students. Bill asked all members of the club to include her in several activities during her year here. That way she will feel as if she has an extremely large family. Anything is good, including a hike, walk on the beach, shopping at Costco—you get the picture.
Happy Bucks –
Rick Gould shared a photo of his daughter in Senegal with a group of children, one who is crawling and obviously afflicted with polio. He reminded us that this is why we are all working so hard to defeat this terrible disease.
Donna – happy to be back from vacation. She starts school tomorrow
Kathy – happy to be joining the Ojai Unified School District
Cam – had a great trip to Ireland & Scotland
Fines – Fr. Jeff – “Famous Nicknames”
Who was “Crazy Legs”? – Elroy Hirsch – Tony is correct
Who was “Hacksaw”? – Michelle missed this one
Who was “L.T.”? –Donna correctly guessed Lawrence Taylor
Who was “Captain Comeback?” – Brian correctly guessed Jim Harbaugh
What does “GOAT” stand for (referencing Jerry Rice)? – Mike missed this one
America’s Team refers to what NFL team? – Cam was correct with Dallas Cowboys
Fearsome Foursome refers to the defensive line of what NFL team? Kathy missed this one
“Mad Duck” was who – Rick Turner missed this one
What NFL player earned the nickname “Mongo”? – Rob missed this one
“Sweetness” was the nickname of ? Gayel missed this
“Bad Moon “ was a nickname for ? Steve missed this
“Anytime” was a nickname for? – Lou missed this
“Bullet Bob” was who? Dennis was correct with Bob Hayes
“Papa Bear” was who – Mike Leigh missed this one
Smash and Dash is a nickname for who? Linda Taylor missed this one
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER: TERI HELTON, RN, LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL
Advanced Health Directives
It is of utmost importance to have a document readily available stating your wishes at end of life. The document can be in your wallet, on your refrigerator, somewhere accessible by medical personnel and family members. A list of current medications is also essential to have available.
Due to improvements in emergency health care, people with chronic illnesses may live for months in a vegetative state. For many, this is against their wishes.
It is essential to talk to family members, friends & caregivers to make sure that your end of life decisions are known.
Every person needs an agent, a person who can carry out the decisions for a person if they become incapacitated. This may or may not be a family member. In some cases, a person may need a second and even a third agent.
Paperwork appointing an agent needs 2 witnesses or a notary’s signature.
A for called POLST became legal in 2009, and copies of this were provided to us by Teri along with other important papers in a handy folder. The POLST takes precedence over a dissenting family member in end of life decisions (very important).
Posted by Kathy Doubleday-Jones